Is it possible to have no side effects from chemo?
A person may experience no side effects of chemotherapy, some side effects, or all of them. Whether or not a person will experience a particular side effect, when it will start and stop or how bad it will be depends on many factors.
How long does the nausea last after chemo?
Delayed nausea and vomiting usually starts more than 24 hours after treatment and can last up to a few days after treatment ends. It’s more likely with certain types of chemo or other drug to treat cancer.
What percentage of chemo causes nausea?
It is estimated that approximately 70-80% of the patients receiving chemotherapy are at risk for nausea and vomiting,4,13 while the same percentage of patients will experience the symptom if they have not received adequate antiemetic therapy.
How long does it take to feel normal after chemo?
Most people say it takes 6 to 12 months after they finish chemotherapy before they truly feel like themselves again. Read the resource Managing Cognitive Changes: Information for Cancer Survivors for more information about managing chemo brain.
What is chemo belly?
Bloating can also be caused by slowed movement of food through the G.I. (gastrointestinal tract or digestive tract) tract due to gastric surgery, chemotherapy (also called chemo belly), radiation therapy or medications. Whatever the cause, the discomfort is universally not welcome. It’s a Catch 22.
What helps nausea from chemo naturally?
Try ginger, such as candied ginger or ginger tea. Real ginger—not ginger flavoring—helps to reduce nausea. Acupressure bands, which are available for motion sickness, may help reduce nausea.
What is the best anti nausea medication for chemo?
Three studies have found that a new combination of two medicines, netupitant and Aloxi (chemical name: palonosetron), works better to control chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting better than standard anti-nausea treatments. The studies were published in the July 2014 issue of Annals of Oncology.
What is the strongest anti nausea medication?
Motion (travel) sickness: hyoscine is the most effective medicine for motion sickness. Promethazine, cyclizine, or cinnarizine also work well.
How many days after chemo do side effects start?
Nausea and vomiting can start within the first few hours after chemotherapy drugs are given and usually last about 24 hours. However, nausea and vomiting may start more than 24 hours after treatment and last several days (called delayed nausea and vomiting).
What foods help with nausea from chemo?
Eat bland foods, such as dry toast and crackers. Eat food cold or at room temperature to decrease its smell and taste. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy, or very sweet foods. Try small amounts of foods high in calories that are easy to eat (such as pudding, ice cream, sherbets, yogurt, and milkshakes) several times a day.